Construction is continuing to rise on 126 East 57th Street, a 28-story residential building on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by ODA Architecture and developed by MRR Development under the MRR 1326 LLC, the rising 346-foot-tall structure will yield 147 condominium units with an average scope of 1,156 square feet, as well as 5,000 square feet of lower-level retail space. WSP USA is the engineer and Plaza Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is being constructed on an L-shaped parcel at the corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue, with a narrow extension to East 57th Street.
Construction is complete on Minuet, a seven-story condominium building at 244 East 52nd Street in the Turtle Bay section of Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Isaac and Stern Architects with GeT Architect as the interior designer and developed by Minrav Development, the 26,000-square-foot structure yields 15 residential units, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and a rooftop terrace. DCG served as the general contractor for the project, which stands on a 5,000-square-foot interior plot between Second and Third Avenues.
The tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is JPMorgan Chase‘s 1,388-foot supertall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners with Adamsom Associates as the architect of record and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 60-story skyscraper will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space with a capacity of 15,000 employees, and will become the tallest structure in New York completely powered by hydroelectric energy. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the full-block property, which is bound by East 48th Street to the north, East 47th Street to the south, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west.
L&L Holding Company, in collaboration with renowned artist Anthony James and SPACE2CURATE, have unveiled “Constellations,” a sculpture installation at 425 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Visible from Park Avenue and 55th Street, the work occupies a 5,000-square-foot glass-enclosed gallery at the southeast corner of the 897-foot-tall commercial skyscraper from Foster + Partners.